Prayer

There are a number of regular prayer meetings held at the church:

  • Monday mornings at 9.00am
  • Wednesday lunchtimes at 12 noon
  • Thursday evenings at 21:00
  • Saturday mornings at 9.30am

All are welcome.

 

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Our Vision is that…
…all we are and all we do is underpinned by prayer.

Why do we pray?

We need to talk with God regularly if we are to develop a true relationship with Him. As we talk openly with Him, He can work on our desires and attitudes and teach us His way.

How can we pray?

  • At home – the best place – anytime, anyhow
  • In the car – an excellent time for a chat with God
  • Regularly in a special place – with a list of topics
  • In writing – keep a prayer journal
  • Or place a prayer request in the church prayer box
  • Why not join with others at church?  We meet to pray at the times above in the Main Worship Area and before our Sunday services in the Prayer Room.

There is a monthly “Prayer Resource” which will help you to pray for current issues and events at the Church on the Heath.

 

A framework for your own prayers

Praise – think on who He is; say “Thanks!” for His goodness
Repent – saying sorry is important, and asking for His help
Ask – God loves to hear what’s on our heart
Yield – Remember that God is in control, and be glad!
The Lord’s Prayer (a modern version):
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name,
Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are Yours.
Now and forever. Amen.
A Prayer for families:
Father God we thank You for our family and ask that You forgive us for all the times that we let them (and You) down. Bless us and teach us to grow together in love and understanding. Amen.
A Prayer for busy people:
Lord, please forgive us that we are often too busy to stop and talk to You or appreciate Your creation or Your blessings. We ask that You would help us get our priorities right and our lives organised according to Your will. Amen.

 

Some prayer resources

Rhythm of Prayer booklet (available from CotH, suggested donation £1 per booklet)
Prayer – Does It Make Any Difference? by Philip Yancey
Listening to God by Joyce Huggett
Power of a Praying Parent/Wife/Husband by Stormie O’Martian

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